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  • How MDM Can Address BYOD Security for the Enterpirse

    Who doesn’t like the idea of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for business? Having employees use their own personal devices for work sounds like a great idea. For one thing, they’ll be more productive as they are already familiar with their devices. They’ll also be more satisfied with their work since they won’t have to struggle with learning how to operate a new smartphone or tablet. Plus, companies can save on costs since they won’t need to buy devices for their employees. So what’s the downside? For many business leaders, the chief concern no matter the BYOD policies enacted is that of security. With employees using their own devices, that opens up more avenues for vital company data to be compromised. That’s why so many businesses now are turning to mobile device management (MDM) systems as a way to address these pressing security issues.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of the Bring Your Own Device Approach

    Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of the Bring Your Own Device Approach

    When it comes to technology in the workplace, businesses have always placed efficiency as a top priority. Because nearly all transactions, record keeping, communication and other functions are conducted on computers, speed and safety are essential. In recent years a trend has developed that many companies are finding helps employees conduct their work in a much more efficient way. This trend is called “Bring Your Own Device” or BOYD. Companies who implement this system allow employees to supply their own mobile devices, laptops and tablets in the workplace.

    This practice has several obvious advantages but there are also negative side effects that companies need to be aware of. According to one market research report, BOYD will expand to more than 88% of enterprise by the end of 2013. As more companies jump on the bandwagon they should consider the following.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted June 16, 2014
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  • Hippo announces record growth in first quarter, with major wins in North America

    Hippo announces record growth in first quarter, with major wins in North America

    Hippo is pleased to announce record growth in the first quarter of 2014. With several major clients signed, and key partnerships concluded, 2014 is off to a great start. With first quarter subscription bookings up 91% compared to Q1 2013, this has been the most successful in the company’s history.

    By jmadej
    Posted May 30, 2014
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  • Hippo: We don’t build digital platforms for today, we build them for tomorrow

    As mobile evolves, we see that customers engage in a continuous and streamlined way, on multiple devices and at various touch points. Isolated platforms of varying levels of quality and evolution are no longer acceptable. We have to be mindful of the omnichannel customer journey. Regardless of the device they’re engaging on, customers want to remain on the same path, with the same information available to them.  

    By jmadej
    Posted May 20, 2014
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  • How the Dutch Police Went Digital to Engage Citizens and Keep Communities Safer

    How the Dutch Police Went Digital to Engage Citizens and Keep Communities Safer

    It was a bold plan. In 2012, the Dutch government, prioritizing street safety across the entire country, decided to centralize 26 local police corps into one National Police force. Too Many Websites Serving Too Many Functions Alongside the organizational changes, the Dutch police would reinvent its digital communications with citizen involvement at the forefront of its strategy. But first, an overhaul and consolidation of the existing web environment would be needed. Centralizing the…

    By jmadej
    Posted May 05, 2014
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  • Off Topic: Google Nexus 5 APN Settings for Consumer Cellular (Update)

    What do we ask for? Consistency. What do we get from Consumer Cellular? More than a dozen ways to configure our Google Nexus 5 to their network. Unfortunately, many of those recommended settings don't work. Luckily, time is on our side. In the past 6 months Consumer Cellular and Nexus 5 owners have settled on APN settings that actually work properly on the Consumer Cellular network.

    After spending a decade with Verizon Wireless and the last four years as a Motorla Droid user, I decided to try something different. For the past six months, I've been an owner of the new Google Nexus 5 running on the no contract AT&T MVNO, Consumer Cellular. While there are plenty of reviews available about the Nexus 5 and Consumer Cellular, there isn't a whole lot of verified information how to setup your Nexus 5 on Consumer Cellular.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 03, 2014
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  • 6 Ways Mobile Marketers are Using Social Media

    6 Ways Mobile Marketers are Using Social Media

    It’s no secret that social media is a tremendous tool for keeping in contact with friends and family. Businesses have quickly picked up on just how effective it can be for marketing purposes as well, particularly mobile marketing. More people are connected to the internet than ever before, and mobile platforms are driving that explosive growth. In fact, internet traffic on mobile devices is expected to exceed the internet traffic on desktops soon. Much of that internet use is geared towards social media outlets, so mobile marketers are finding new ways to use social media to reach new customers and inform existing fans.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted April 18, 2014
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  • How BYOD and Big Data are Changing Marketing

    For years, when it came to working in the office, an employee would need to use whatever equipment was provided by the company. The costs of the computers and other devices were the business’s responsibility, but once the equipment was in the employee’s hands, he or she was responsible for what happened to it. In recent years, however, a new trend has emerged that has changed the landscape of how companies conduct their business. It’s called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and it’s also changing how the world of marketing works.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted April 08, 2014
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  • Liferay Releases SDK to Speed Up Custom Mobile App Development

    Liferay Releases SDK to Speed Up Custom Mobile App Development

    LOS ANGELES, CA – April 1, 2014 – Liferay, Inc., which makes open source portal software, is releasing a mobile software development kit today. The Mobile SDK is part of Liferay’s commitment to being a mobile-ready platform, which began with making responsive design work out of the box in Liferay Portal 6.2. The Mobile SDK takes the platform’s mobile capabilities a step further, making the unique benefits of Liferay Portal available to mobile app developers.

    By CMS Report
    Posted April 01, 2014
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  • My CMS-Connected Review of Magnolia CMS

    My CMS-Connected Review of Magnolia CMS

    I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to put out a plug for my review of the Magnolia CMS on CMS-Connected last month. This was probably one of the easiest shows I've done in the sense that the Internet connection was good and the rest of the show seemed to complement my own segment well. My thanks to Boris Kraft, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Magnolia, for briefing me well about their product and spending some extra time with me during the demo.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 25, 2014
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